JEREMY Meeks has swapped a life of crime for the fashion world after his handsome mugshot went viral.
Here’s everything you need to know about the married father who’s filing for divorce as his romance with Chloe Green heats up.
Who is Jeremy Meeks? What’s his background?
Jeremy was born in California on February 7, 1984 and shot to viral fame after the Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on Facebook.
The image racked up a huge 75,000 likes, 20,000 comments and 10,000 shares.
The 33-year-old, who has also been nicknamed The Blue Eyed Bandit and Jail Bae, was charged with gun possession and resisting arrest on June 18, 2014.
Two days later, his bail was raised to £780,000, and his mum Katherine Angier decided to capitalise on Jeremy’s viral fame – by setting up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his release.
She also insisted that the married dad-of-three‘s gang-related charges stemmed from stereotypes about his tattoos.
Jeremy had previously served a nine-year sentence for grand theft from 2002.
He later told news channel KXTV that he was a gang member and admitted that he had a gun in his car boot.
Jeremy was jailed again, and released from Mendota Federal Correctional Institution on March 8, 2016.
What is happening between Jeremy Meeks and Chloe Green?
Jeremy was recently pictured snogging Topshop heiress Chloe Green on a yacht off the coast of Turkey.
He was said to be cavorting the with the daughter of Sir Philip Green, despite still being married to wife Melissa.
The “world’s hottest felon” flew into LAX on Monday afternoon, and also faced a backlash from a legion of fans furious with him for ditching Melissa for the Topshop heiress.
Jeremy and Melissa haven’t been seen together since but he has played doting dad, celebrating US Independence Day with his two sons.
Just three months before, Jeremy had wished his wife a happy Valentine’s Day next to an Instagram pic of them kissing.
Jeremy’s ex Melissa slammed the convict-turned-model Meeks, 32, when he was pictured with Chloe, 26, at a swanky jewellery shop in Beverly Hills.
Before that the pair were spotted smooching in a pool in LA.
Topman have now hired Jeremy and for an appearance in Los Angeles at a store owned by Chloe’s father, Sir Philip Green.
Reports also claim Chloe is sending Jeremy to finishing school to iron out his badboy mannerisms.
At the end of August, Chloe sent the rumour mill into overdrive as she posted a picture of herself wearing a ring on her wedding finger.
In October it emerged that he was filing for divorce from his wife Melissa.
How did Jeremy Meeks become a model?
Jeremy’s smouldering mugshot saw him snapped up by a top Hollywood agent – reportedly Gina Gina Rodriguez, who also represented Octomom Nadya Suleman.
After his release from prison, 6ft1 Jeremy claimed to have found God – and is now a successful model.
His new agent and manager, Jim Jordan of LA’s White Cross Management, says he has been “inundated” with offers of work.
Jeremy went on to work the catwalk at New York Fashion Week – while he now lives in a luxury mansion and drives a £120,000 sports car.
However, it’s not all been plain sailing for Jeremy.
On April 24, the ex-con was denied entry to the UK – and sent packing back to the United States less than eight hours after landing at Heathrow Airport.
He had been due to take part in photo shoots in London and attend the cover launch of a new issue of fashion magazine Man About Town.
His agent said Jeremy was “really upset” after being escorted back to the plane by police.
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